By Dr. Julie Maupin
Crises have a way of calling out the best in people. We can be proud that this is also happening within INATBA. Our Healthcare, Social Impact, and Governance Working Groups have all quickly mobilized to contribute to global efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus and to ease its devastating impacts on our lives, our governments, and our economies. Other working groups are successfully pivoting their workstreams to enable members to advance critical efforts more effectively in a remote fashion. And INATBA’s executive leadership is laying plans to help members more rapidly connect with the governmental and private sector organizations who desperately need their technological solutions to surmount this crisis.
Our founding charter calls upon us to “enable more decentralised, trusted, user-centric digital services, and stimulate new business models benefiting society and the economy.” There has never been a time when it was more necessary to have this thriving and globally interconnected network of leaders committed to serving society through new technologies. The blockchain and distributed ledger technologies we build every day are borderless, empowering, privacy protecting, and connective. In short, they are uniquely positioned to make a difference in the current environment.
Let us therefore face this crisis together, and in doing so make clear once again what INATBA is all about.
Julie Maupin is chair of INATBA’s board of directors. She wrote on behalf of the board.